405D

WEST AFRICAN STATES - Mali

Value

500 Francs

Issued by

Banque Centrale des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest

Code Letter

D

Date

1981-1990


 Zebus, man

 Date palm, farm

405Da

1988
signatures: A. Kone & A. Fadiga

Remark:
This signature combination has appeared on two separate occasions because A. Kone served twice as President of the Council of Ministers:
first for a brief period in 1977, and then for a full term in 1988-89. This causes confusion over catalog listings, which are in signature order. The 1988-89 signature Kone/Fadiga issues thus precedes the 1981 signature Ky/Fadiga notes in the catalog, which is contrary to the real chronology.


405Db(2)

1981
10 digits serial # (Printer: Banque de France)
signatures: E. Ky & A. Fadiga


405Dh

1989
signatures: A. Kone & Alassane Ouattara


405Di

1990
signatures: Idelphonse Lemon & Alassane Ouattara


405Db(1)

1981
9 digits serial #
signatures: E. Ky & A. Fadiga


405Db(1)x

1981
9 digits serial #
first three digits "000" (Printer: Oberthur, France)*
signatures: E. Ky & A. Fadiga

* When Oberthur started producing the 500 and 1.000 Francs notes dated 1981, the print rotors for the first three digits of the serial number were stuck on zero. At least half of these denominations dated 1981 are error notes with the first three digits of the serial number as zeros.
(not listed in catalog)


405D[c]

1981
signatures: Moussa Tondi & A. Fadiga *

* existence doubtful


405De

1985
signatures: M. Toure & A. Fadiga


405Df

1986
signatures: Komla Alipui & A. Fadiga


405Dg

1987
signatures: Komla Alipui & A. Fadiga


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